Letter from Archbishop Wilton Gregory on the U.S. HHS Announcement Last Week 2

Letter from Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory

To Be Read at all Masses in Parishes in the Archdiocese of Atlanta

During the Weekend of January 28 – 29, 2012

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am writing to you on a matter of grave moral concern — freedom of religion and freedom of conscience. More…

More Than Human: Towards a Better Understanding of the Catholic Church Reply

I was recalling a before and after experience I had of the Last Judgment fresco painted by Michelangelo. I first saw it in the late 80’s. It was truly a magnificent fresco, but I left with a sad “I wish I could have seen it in its original splendor.” Five centuries of More…

A Tribute to the Angelic Doctor 7

St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P. (1225-1274)

I woke up this morning, realizing that today is the feast of St Thomas Aquinas, inspired to write a brief panegyric to the great saint and place this blog under his patronage.

Aquinas is best known for his More…

Losing Enthusiasm? Here’s How To Keep It. 4

Gracie -- Still a Puppy but Sharp as Nails

One nice thing about dogs is they force you to go outside for a walk. One un-nice thing about them is they really don’t care how cold, wet, muddy, and utterly disagreeable the weather might be.

I learned this yesterday while walking our Golden Retriever Gracie.The morning See the amazing dog video!

Sharing Our Progress and Appreciation Reply

I’d like to thank all of our followers on Biltrix.com for your support over the past three months. Based on your feedback it looks like we are taking it in the right direction. All of your suggestions have been very helpful.

I’d also like to take advantage of this opportunity to fill you in on our progress, now that we have finished the first quarter.

In its first three months, More…

The priority of evangelization Reply

Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel!

A secular priest

The mandate to preach the Gospel is not exhausted, therefore, by a Pastor in caring for that portion of the People of God entrusted to his pastoral care, or in the sending of a fidei donum priest, layman or laywoman. It should involve the whole activity of the particular Church, all her sectors, in short, all her being and action. Vatican II indicated this clearly and the successive Magisterium confirmed it forcefully. This requires the constant adaptation of lifestyles, pastoral plans and diocesan organization to this fundamental dimension of being Church, especially in our world in constant change. And this is also true for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life, as well as for the Ecclesial Movements: all the components of the great mosaic of the Church must feel strongly drawn in by the Lord’s mandate to preach the Gospel, so that Christ is proclaimed…

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Why I Love Jesus, Religion, Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter Reply

By now, everyone’s familiar with Jefferson Bethke’s viral, “I hate religion but love Jesus,” video, which has now surpassed 16 million views on Youtube. The controversial rap-style poem provoked a plethora of video responses from Christians and atheists, and a few comical comebacks, like this one:

Classic false dichotomy

In a recent interview More…